Robert Bush 4:20 p.m., May 17
RIYL: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, 311, Weezer, Revenge Club, a Conscious Few
Upcoming Local Shows
- El Cajon Grand — Saturday, June 22, 8pm
Inception: San Diego, 1996
Influences: The Police, the Clash, 311, the Cure, Fishbone, Incubus, Dead Kennedys, Sublime
Safety Orange was founded by singer/bassist Sol Turpin (40 Oz to Freedom), a San Diego native, with guitarist/vocalist Greg Karlo (who once played with Turpin in a Cure tribute band), along drummer/vocalist Eric Rockwell. Their debut full-length Life as a Fish was followed by Troll Rock High.
As of 2012, the band sometimes has an alternate drummer, Los Perez. They have scored sponsorship deals from companies like Jagermeister, Aedik Clothing, and others. Their third full-length State of Where I Am was released in 2013 on their own Wabasa Records label (founding singer/bassist Sol Turpin’s middle name is Wabasa). The album included a cover of a song by the Cure.